2022 will mark the final season of The Ellen DeGeneres Show after the last few months a flood of allegations damaged the show and its host\u2019s appearance. Ultimately DeGeneres heard these allegations and shares she felt \u201cdestroyed\u201d by them in the face of what she says she tried to do: spread joy. The series first aired in 2003, making 2022 its nineteenth season and year on air. In that time, DeGeneres interviewed a wide array of different celebrity and cultural icons, while balancing an entertainment career off-set. \u2018The Ellen DeGeneres Show\u2019 comes to an end https:\/\/twitter.com\/THR\/status\/1392485515853709314 In early May, Ellen DeGeneres announced that 2022 would be the final year her show ran a new season. On May 13, she plans on sitting down with Oprah Winfrey to further discuss her decision. However, in the meantime, she offered reasoning that doesn\u2019t seem related to the allegations of a toxic workplace circulating the show. RELATED: Ellen DeGeneres Ending Talk Show After Its 19th Season \u201cWhen you\u2019re a creative person, you constantly need to be challenged,\u201d she explained. \u201cAnd as great as this show is, and as fun as it is, it\u2019s just not a challenge anymore.\u201d In its 18 seasons, as of April 9, the series currently has 3,051 episodes. By 2019, the show had won 61 Daytime Emmy Awards, many hailing it as \u201coutstanding.\u201d Less-than-outstanding testimony drifted into the spotlight last year into this year surrounding the show and DeGeneres\u2019 own behavior, allegations that \u201cdestroyed her.\u201d Allegations of a toxic workplace and poor behavior \u201cdestroyed\u201d Ellen DeGeneres https:\/\/twitter.com\/TheEllenShow\/status\/1392641044550877185 At first, DeGeneres may not have outwardly tied her show\u2019s conclusion to the toxic workplace allegations, but they still weigh on her mind and she can easily recall her gut reactions to them. \u201cMy whole being is about making people happy,\u201d she explained. DeGeneres went on, \u201cAnd with the talk show, all I cared about was spreading kindness and compassion and everything I stand for was being attacked. So, it destroyed me, honestly. I\u2019d be lying if I said it didn\u2019t.\u201d \u201cI just want people to trust and know that I am who I appear to be,\u201d she added. \u201cI started saying \u2018be kind to one another\u2019 because I really believe people should be kind to one another. I am kind, I\u2019m also a woman and I\u2019m a boss,\u201d a reputation that\u2019s proven \u201ca lot to live up to.\u201d What do you think about the accusations and her alleged behavior, and incidents recorded on-set?